Rural Policy Matters: June 2014

Last Updated: June 27, 2014

Rural Policy Matters: June 2014

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The June issue of RPM offers a rural take on the recent court decision in California addressing teacher tenure and looks at how the North Carolina legislature is using the state budget to affect a range of education policies. 

Fact and Figures About the Percentage of Rural Districts in the U.S. 
Question: Rural school districts make up what percentage of all U.S. school districts?

California Tenure Ruling: Big Splash, Unclear Consequences
A California ruling on teacher tenure changes little in the short run, but frames a big political debate on the future of teaching and public sector job rights.

North Carolina Teacher Policy Debates Move to Budget Process
North Carolina teachers won back some of their tenure protections, but that fight has moved to the state budget process, where several education policies are under debate.

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